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About Housing Conservation Coordinators, Inc.

Housing Conservation Coordinators, Inc. (HCC), a 45 year old community-based, not-for-profit legal services agency, is based on the west side of Manhattan. HCC’s programs -- legal services (including housing, benefits, immigration, elder law and consumer debt), tenant/community organizing and weatherization assistance -- advance its mission to promote social and economic justice and fight for the rights of poor, low-income and working individuals and families. Today we offer a wide range of legal, advocacy, weatherization assistance and tenant/community organizing services and reach more than 3,000 residents annually.  HCC's annual budget is $2.7 million.

 

Executive Director

Job Summary

HCC seeks a dynamic Executive Director who is a strong leader with a proven track record developing, implementing and managing successful programs.  The executive director reports to the Board Chair and is responsible for ensuring that the organization upholds its mission and financial viability.  The executive director will lead a dedicated management team and an agency staff of 20.

We seek a strategic thinker with a demonstrated  track record as an effective fundraiser, strong operational and fiscal oversight, and the proven ability to mentor staff effectively.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated a strong commitment to social justice for underserved populations in an urban community,  excellent interpersonal communication skills, financial acumen, and  comfort with working with diverse constituencies -- including attorney and non-attorney advocates, elected officials, and community members.

 

Responsibilities:

Operations

  • Provide support to HCC Board of Directors, including but not limited to hosting quarterly board meetings and cultivating new members
  • Monitor program performance, trends and community needs
  • Oversee hiring and staffing
  • Oversee programmatic and fiscal compliance for government and foundation grants
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws
  • Maintain applicable insurance at appropriate levels for HCC Board, staff and operations

Fiduciary Responsibilities

  • Develop and monitor annual agency-wide budget
  • Approve agency expenses and payments
  • Provide support to Board Finance Committee in management of agency investments
  • Work with HCC Board Audit Committee and Fiscal Officer to select a fiscal auditor and oversee annual financial audit
  • Oversee bank reconciliations
  • Oversee agency 403(b) retirement plan; conduct an annual review of the 3(38) fiduciary investment advisory, and review overall performance of funds; ensure distribution of mandatory participant notices

Fundraising/Development

  • Work with program directors and staff to establish funding priorities
  • Cultivate relationships with funders
  • Work with consultant grant writer to identify and submit proposals for appropriate grants from government, corporate and foundation sources
  • Work with HCC lobbyist to secure discretionary government funding
  • Oversee annual donor solicitation
  • Host regular fundraising events
  • Assist with grant writing and program reports as necessary

 Internal Operations

  • Provide support, training and direct supervision of management staff,  including training, mentoring and annual performance evaluations
  • Conduct regular staff meetings, agency-wide retreats, and management staff retreats
  • Conduct union negotiations and ensure compliance with Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Oversee HDFC revolving loan program

External Representation

  • Serve on appropriate boards and governing entities relevant to HCC programs, including Weatherization Policy Advisory Council, legal/organizing membership organizations, issue-specific task forces [if appointed], etc.
  • Serve on local planning Community Board 4 [if appointed]
  • Testify before City and State agencies on issues impacting HCC and its client population
  • Participate in coalitions appropriate to HCC services
  • Oversight of website development, social media and communications

Qualifications: 

Candidate must be a strategic thinker, possess strong leadership skills, have a successful track record developing, managing, and implementing effective programs and a proven record as an effective fundraiser.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated strong operational and fiscal oversight, financial acumen and significant experience managing agency and program budgets.  All candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to social justice for underserved populations in an urban community, with direct experience in HCC program areas and possess the skills to mentor staff effectively.  Attorney and non-attorney applicants welcome. Candidates must possess a B.A, have excellent oral and written communication skills, be comfortable with Microsoft Office, including Microsoft excel, and have significant prior management experience.

How to apply:

Please submit cover letter, resume, salary history, and salary requirements to alobiondo@hcc-nyc.org by March 3, 2017. Insert “Executive Director applicant” in the subject field. 

HCC offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and an excellent benefit package.  

HCC is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. Women, people of color, gays and lesbians, transgender people, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

Supervising Attorney

Housing Conservation Coordinators, Inc. (HCC) is a 45 year old community-based, not-for-profit organization anchored in the Hell's Kitchen/Clinton neighborhood of Manhattan's west side. We are dedicated to advancing social and economic justice and fighting for the rights of poor, low-income and working individuals and families. With a primary focus on strengthening and preserving affordable housing, we seek to promote a vibrant and diverse community with the power to shape its own future.

Each year HCC assists more than 3,500 residents resolve housing-related problems through our core programs: legal services, tenant & community organizing, weatherization assistance, HDFC revolving loan program and technical training classes. Please see our website for more information, including our current organizing campaigns- www.hcc-nyc.org.

Housing Conservation Coordinators (HCC) seeks a Supervising Attorney to join a dedicated team of staff attorneys and tenant organizers working to preserve affordable housing on Manhattan’s West side. The Supervising Attorney will supervise 6-7 full-time staff attorneys, reporting to the Legal Director. S/he will be responsible for ensuring a high standard of client service and representation, training and supervision of new and experienced staff, monitoring of grant reporting requirements, maintaining a modified personal caseload and overseeing intake and equitable distribution of cases.

Qualifications:

  • Four years of housing law experience
  • Admission to the New York State Bar
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Adherence to time sensitive reporting requirements
  • Ability to work with a diverse team and client base
  • Willingness to partner with non-attorney advocates
  • Commitment to maintaining affordable housing
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish) a plus

Salary: HCC offers a competitive salary, commensurate with work experience and a generous benefits package.

How to apply:  Please submit cover letter and resume to mfox@hcc-nyc.org by March 13, 2017.  Please Insert “Supervising Attorney applicant” in the subject field. 

HCC is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. Women, people of color, gays and lesbians, transgender people, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

Staff Attorney

Housing Conservation Coordinators, Inc. (HCC) is a 45 year old community-based, not-for-profit legal services agency anchored in the Hell’s Kitchen/Clinton neighborhood of Manhattan’s west side. HCC’s programs — legal services, tenant/community organizing and weatherization assistance — advance its mission to promote social and economic justice and fight for the rights of poor, low-income and working individuals and families. Through our services, we seek to promote a vibrant and diverse community with the power to shape its own future. Today we offer a wide range of legal, advocacy, weatherization and community organizing services and reach more than 3,000 residents annually.

Our legal services include representation on housing, immigration, benefit and consumer debt matters in Housing Court, NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Courts, Immigration Court, and at administrative proceedings. In addition, we offer tenant organizing services to improve living conditions and community organizing services around impact issues.  The staff attorneys will work with organizers, individual tenants and groups of tenants to oppose eviction proceedings, obtain necessary repairs, upgrade building services, stop landlord harassment, resolve building-wide complaints and assert the rights of tenants by representing tenants and tenant associations in New York courts and administrative proceedings. The staff attorneys will also disseminate information about tenants’ rights, advocate for tenants with landlords and landlord attorneys and advocate for tenants to obtain other social services as necessary. The staff attorneys may periodically teach classes/trainings and conduct workshops related to housing law or other HCC practice areas.

Work hours are flexible but often require morning court appearances and early evening meetings.  Salary and benefits pursuant to CBA.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate must be a member of the New York State Bar with at least three years of relevant experience (including clinics, internships etc.).  Preference will be given to individuals with prior experience in landlord/tenant law. Spanish proficiency and prior experience in immigration or benefit practice are also a plus. Excellent litigation, research, writing, and organizational skills as well as demonstrated commitment to social justice for underserved populations is required.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter by email to Mary Fox, Director of Legal Services, Housing Conservation Coordinators, Inc. at mfox@hcc-nyc.org by March 13, 2017.  Please insert “Staff Attorney Applicant” in the subject heading field. 

Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis.

HCC is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. Women, People of Color, Gays and Lesbians, Transgender People, Veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.